Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thussaith the LORD; Behold, I frameevilagainst you, and devise a deviceagainst you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and makeyourways and yourdoingsgood.
Thensaidthey, Come, and let us devisedevicesagainstJeremiah; for the law shall not perishfrom the priest, nor counselfrom the wise, nor the wordfrom the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not giveheed to any of his words.
Thereforedeliver up theirchildren to the famine, and pour out theirblood by the force of the sword; and let theirwives be bereaved of theirchildren, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let theiryoung men be slain by the sword in battle.
Yet, LORD, thouknowest all theircounselagainst me to slay me: forgive not theiriniquity, neitherblot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrownbeforethee; dealthuswiththem in the time of thineanger.